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, as long as you were able to sell your newspaper. >> reporter: say the word tabloid here in britain, and people think of "the news of the world." nothing would stop it in pursuit of a sensational headline. not human decency, not even breaking the law. >> we've always had in britain a vivid tabloid irreverent. but in the last two to three decades, that has descended beyond the gutter into the s sewer. and that happened at the same time as mr. rupert murdoch entered the market. mr. murdoch, in myy view, has debotched british public life. >> forgive the individual by all means. but you can't forget. >> reporter: that is media tycoon rupert murdoch. he bought the legendary london tabloid 42 years ago, and with it staggering profits, built a global media empire. in the u.s., murdoch owns fox news, "the wall street journal," "the new york post" and a lot more. he is even bigger here in britain, where he owns a major tv network and almost 40% of the newspapers sold, including "the news of the world." this week, that paper found itself at the center of a scandal so big, so rotten, that desp
for britain's sky broadcasting. this comes as a criminal investigation gets under way into the phone hacking a firestorm. back to the newsroom with developments in the story. >> it is being called britain's watergate, and since rupert murdoch has a major media presence in the u.s. and worldwide, the scandal is being closely watched here in washington. >> it started with a simple royal me injury for prince william, reported in 2005 by "news of the world." that leak led to a police investigation and charges the paper hacked into the house of windsor's phone lines, but it was not until this month that the british public learned from britain's "guardian" newspaper that politicians murder victims, and many others had also been have. today, after a meeting at 10 downing street, the family of a 13-year-old murder victim says they are glad the prime minister is now launching a full investigation. the family believes their daughter might be alive if the "news of the world" reporters deleted key messages from their families phone lines. >> politicians for all three parties have liaised and reacted so
wife pleaded guilty and goes to prison. >>> the final copy of britain oppose the biggest tabloid hit the newsstands. the news of the world's issued a full-page apology. its owner rupert murdoch is in london trying to handle the crisis around his media empire. the sunday times reports more arrests are expected over the telephones hacking scandal. >>> nasa is word a piece of space junk may, close to atlantis and the international space station. the space junk is expected to make its closest approach on tuesday as the astronauts will be conducting a spacewalk. the shuttle crew will spend the next week on loading 7,000 pounds of equipment and supplies for the international space station. >>> will and kate's no american tour is over. how was your first trip to the u.s.? >> thank you very much. >> after spending nine days in canada, they wrapped up their three-day stay in california. they visited zero in los angeles and then an inner-city academy of arts and participated in a polo match. then they stopped at a jobs fair for america -- for unemployed veterans. >> this is the last stop on ou
in britain have feared and loathed the tabloioifor years. case in point? remember when sarah ferguson was caught selling access to prince andrew? >> 500,000 pounds when you can, to me -- open doors. >> reporter: and this headline. when prince harry angerer his girlfriend by visiting a strip club. how did the paper know? they'ves dropped on the prince's voicemail. >> you have to get the story at all costs. you go and do anything. >> reporter: even breaking the law? >> absolutely breaking the law. >> reporter: at least symbolically here in britain, it is the queen that prime ministers report to. what this scandal is up pressed for so long is revealing, is that rupert murdoch is the one who's really had their ear. every prime minister here for the last 30 years has needed the endorsement of murdoch and his media empire to win election. >> i think it's reasonable for any of us to observe that the murdoch corporatiti has too much power. >> reporter: outside "the news of the world" offices today, some celebrated the paper's downfall with a criminal investigation under way, many more could g
newspapers around the world. here in britain, he dominates the media landscape. but this has been a bruising week for rupert murdoch. >> there is a firestorm that's engulfing parts of the media, parts of the police, and, ability to respond.al system's >> reporter: it's been one stunning revelation after another. murdoch's headline hungry reporters allegedly hacking cell phones of murdered children. victims of terror attacks. even bribing the queen's security officers. and this, allegations that reporters hacked the voice mails of 9/11 victims in new york. prompting calls today for a justice department inquiry. >> it would be, you know, in my mind, probably the most invasive and perverse use of a victim's information in the final moments of their lives. >> reporter: none of this is a surprise to actor hugh grant,t, long-time target of the tabloid. today, he talked with "nightline" about how he waged his own covert operation and turned the tables on the tabloids. when did you first get a sense that they were listening in on your life? >> well, that washe paranoid moments when photographers wou
become britain's answer to watergate. but this time, the bad guys are the newspaper men and women. hacking the phones not just of princes of the realm but also a 13-year-old murder victim, just to get a scoop. they allegedly did it with the help of corrupt police officers on the company payroll. already britain's top two policemen have resigned. now, the prime minister is in the cross hairs. david cameron is on the hot seat tomorrow. but today the focus was on the patriarch and his younger son, james. >> james and i would like to say how sorry we are for what has happened. >> reporter: both expressed regret. >> invading people's privacy by listening to their voicemail is wrong. paying police officece for information is wrong. >> it's a matter of great regret of mine, my father's and everyone at news corp. ration. >> reporter: they blamed n ns executives and reporters lower down the corp rate food chain. >> the people that i trusted to run it and then maybe the people they trusted. >> reporter: among murdoch's most trusted employees, his own children, who ran multimillion dollar ch
of equipment. >>> the final copy of britain's biggest tabloid hit newsstands today. the "news of the world" issued a full-page apology. rupert murdoch is in london to deal with the crisis. another of his properties, "the sunday times with >> reports that more arrests are expected. there are gone, but they will not soon be forgotten. will and kate's north american tour is over. earlier, a reporter asked kate how she liked her trip? >> how was your trip to the u.s.? >> i really enjoyed it thank you. >> it was a busy trip for the duke and duchess. they've visited los angeles's skid row and toured an arts academy. and then they stopped at a jobs fair. >> this is my last stop but it is a one of the most important. it is about men and women who choose to put their lives on the line for their country. >> will and kate later boarded the plane from los angeles and are headed back to britain tonight. this was the couple's first overseas trip since their wedding in april. >>> a big trip. >> many miles. >> nice weather in los angeles. a good thing they are not coming here because of the heat. many fol
levels of power in britain. the people of this country shocked to learn for the last 30 years murdoch and his executives have been dictating policy to the politicians and the police. the murdoches certainly have the ear of britain's prime minister. in 15 months, cameron has had 26 meetinin with murdoch executives. how powerful was rupert murdoch here in britain? >> immensely p perful. the view of every prime minister for the last 30 years is that no one can get elected without the blessing of the patriarch. >> reporter: the now not clear that either murdoch can survive this crisis. news corporation shares have tumbled. if the company faces criminal charges it could be forced to unload some of its most lucative holdings in the u.s. including fox tv. this really is a dynasty on the brink. jeffrey kofmananabc news, london. >>> and coming up, the retirement revolution. one american city drawing boomers faster than any other. mine was earned over the south pacific in 1943. vietnam, 1967. i got mine in iraq, 2003. u.s.a.a. auto insurance is often handed down from generation to generation, b
roberts is there. >>> the bombshell from britain. breaking news. the head of scotland yard resigns and it comes after another stunning arrest. rupert murdoch's protege this time. where will the dom knows end? >>> the heat wave. the dangerous heat spreading across the nation. more than three dozen states now on alert tonight. it's going to be a stifling week ahead. >>> home free? casey anthony out of prison tonight. a smile from the mother, but this is what she heard in return. >> caylee! >>> and, happy birthday. on the eve of nelson mandela's 93rd birthday, an exclusive interview. what he told her and howow he sd it changed her forever. >>> good evening. and we begin this sunday night with that dramatic ending. the u.s. versus japan in the final of the women's world cup soccer tournament in germany. it was a tense, hard-fought battle, so evenly matched. the u.s. playing for its third world title. japan, carrying the hopes of a nation that's endured so much heartbreak this year. with just minutes to play, the u.s. scored, victory so close. as you might have seen, japan soon answered
outside of britain, then people may watch fox stations less. they may read news corporation's newspapers less. that could have lasting repercussions. >> reporter: another former editor of "the news of the world," is rebecca brooks, now murdoch's editor in britain. she still has her job, despite calls for a dismissal. she said the paper had to be killed quickly. >> eventually, it will come out, why things went wrong and who was responsible. and that will be -- that will be another very, very difficult moment in this company's history. >>>>eporter: with a comment like that, it is clear the scandal will not be dying with the paper. it's fair to say there's a lot of reporters, managers, politicians and police, wondering if and when they will be facing criminal charges. david? >> jeffrey kofman in london. jeffrey, thank you. >>> while the closing of that british newspaper is the headline dominating the news in london, it's a part of britain making headlines here. the future king and queen are in this country. british royalty meeting hollywood royalty tonight. prince william and kate are in so
. >> this made them a hit on youtube. they busted a move on metro, just ahead. >>> in britain's biggest newspaper is under fire for hacking the telephone of a teenager. a celebrity has been called to >>> we have a developing story out of london tonight. the tabloid "news of the world" is accused of sinking to new lows after allegedly hacking into a teenagers telephone. hugh grant has been called to testify in the case. we have the latest. >> just how low would they go? that is a question being asked about a scandal at the racy tabloid "news of the world." the paper has admitted hacking the phones of celebrities, but now, in is about hacking the telephone of a 13-year-old. giving the police and parents false hopes that she was still alive. when britain was hit with terrorist bombs, the "news of the world" allegedly had to the telephones of the victims and their family to get more exclusives. >> i still do not know what i think about it. i it really angry. >> if the paper is a flagship of the massive holdings of rupert murdoch here in britain. he also owns the "the times," "the sun," "the sunday ti
news" gets answers. >>> the royal repeat. in britain, they're celebrating the second royal wedding of the year. this time, will and kate try not to steal the spotlight. but remember all those hats? they're back. >>> and check out this big thank you. an amazing moment off the coast. how a humpback whale whose life was saved by a group of researchers repaid the favor. >>> good evening. i'm dan harris. david muir is on assignment tonight in africa. we'll go to him in just a moment. but we want to start in washington, where tonight, we're seeing something highly unusual. hope. there was a real change of tone today in the debt debate. now, we should say, the hope we're seeing tonight is still very tentative and very fragile. but with the clock ticking down, and there it is, three days left. some of the major players in this game are starting to sound like they might finally be getting down to business to break the impasse. abc's senior political correspondent, jon karl, has been on this story every step of the way. and he leads us off, once again, tonight. jon, good evening to you. >> r
: next cocktail reception at the garden at the house of britain's consul general. the duchgs of cambridge wearing a green silk dress by diane von first tenburg joined h h husband, the prince to talk with celebrities including david beckham. later today, the royals will head for a little polo. fans paying between $400 and $4 you,000 at the charity tournament then off to downtown l.a. to pay tribute to british film and a chanceo rub elbows with hollywood star, hom tanks and nicole kidman among the guests. >> suddenly this young couple comes into town and has sort of stolen the limelight. >> reporter: tonight at this historic theater the royal couple will join with the british academy of film and television arts to recognize future british stars. >> it's going to be a fabulous event to introduce 42 brits who we think are going to be names that you'll hear a lot more ofof >> this is originallll-- >> like gareth edwards first time feature director of "monsters," the british cult hit. he hopes prince william could star in his next suit. >> i'll scan him for measurements. is it treason to say th
shaking britain and threatening rupert murdock's media empire. >> announcer: live from the newseum in washington, "this week" with christiane amanpour starts right now. >>> welcome to the program, lots to get to today. but first some major news in the high-stakes negotiations over raising the debt ceiling. late last night house speaker john boehner abruptly reversed course and abandoned the debt effort to strike a sweeping $4 illion debt reduction deal with president obama. boehner is pushing for a scaled package, a move that received stiff oh position from the democrats, all of this hours before the speaker and president meet face-to-face a new round of talks. abc's jonathan karl joins us with more. where do things stand heading into tonight's meeting. >> reporter: a compromise that would have dealt with the debt crisis is dead but there's major negotiation to be done. le federal government is three week as way of hitting the limit how much money it's allowed to borrow. even without the profit spekt of crafting this big, grand compromise, the president and and congressional leader
returns to britain in just over an hour or. last night the astronauts received their final recall. -- the final of awake-up call. >> ♪ god bless america ♪ space shuttle endeavour kennedy space center at 5:56 this morning and you can watch it on abc 7 live. >>> president obama is trying to get republicans and democrats to rally round the compromise plan to reduce the nation's debt. he held separate meetings with republican and democratic leaders. he says he will accept a short- term increase in the debt ceiling. congress is trying to pass a broader plan. lawmakers have until august 2 or the u.s. could begin default on its debt. >>> cast is no longer king as more shoppers pay with plastic. >> investors are looking at shares of intel in today's trading. here's linda bell from bloomberg headquarters in new york. good morning. >> good to see you. let's begin with stock-index futures. little changed right now. intel says corporate purchases of personal computers and servers as well as sales to consumers in developing countries are outweighing slower sales of laptops in the u.s. and
enforcement official after another is falling in the wake of the scandal. yesterday, britain pot top cop resigned. now the deputy has quit. his former boss denies any wrongdoing. >> i have no knowledge of this disgraceful practice. >> rupert murdoch's shut down "the news of the world" last week. the former editor was arrested and the -- in connection with the case. his son is also in trouble. >> there was a particular settlement that i authorized. i said, it was made with information that was incomplete. i acted on the advice of the executives and lawyers. that is a matter of regret for me personally. >> more than half of the media empire here in the united states is being investigated. >> there is a moral turpitude clause in the regulations for tv stations. you have to be certified. >> aid date to answer questions tomorrow before lawmakers in parliament. >>> some major developments in the deck showdown to report tonight, including a threat to -- that president obama will be to a proposal they are preparing. senate leaders said they will meet every day until congress has a plan that will
unloading supplies. to go the duke and duchess of cambridge are heading back to britain after wrapping up their weekend trip to california. this afternoon prince william and kathrin toward lost and the list and visited an inner city arts academy. that's my the royal couple mingled with some of hollywood's elite. they attended an event organized by the british academy of film and arts. >> when american and british talent get together, a magic happens. catherine and i have been looking forward to tonight's event. >> also to get the royal couple stopped by a jobs fair organized by a group of mission served. organizers of the event were trying to match hundreds of unemployed veterans with companies who are looking to hire. the group is called serve this nation mission served. >> they are quite artists. >> she was making a giant snail. pretty cool. >> we are looking at another hot evening, and otter day ahead tomorrow. by tuesday we could be flirting with records across the area. me the clear skies at this hour. looking at annapolis. not a cloud in the sky. that will be the name
to the shuttle program. >>> in britain the phone hacking scandal is widening, with more allegations being leveled against media mogul rupert murdoch. earlier today, gordon brown accused murdoch of hiring criminals to obtain information about his family and others. brown says murdoch did not like his politics and was trying to smear him. >> i am genuinely shocked to find that this happened because of known criminals undertaking this activity. >> murdoch's management team did know that the paper had violated privacy laws, but kept that information away from police. >>> turning now to the weather i am thinking of all the people who have no air conditioning today. my heart goes out to them. >> there is a heat advisory in effect. temperatures will start to settle down later this evening. did you hear the lightning and see the fund -- hear the thunder and see the lightning last night? this is looking toward national harbour. lot of lightning. thank you for sending us the shot. the lightning and thunder storm was loud last night between 8:00 and lig9:00. nothing like that is under way as we move into th
to the phone-hacking scandal that is rocking britain. it's already forced the tabloid "news of the world" to close. it's now threatening a $12 billion deal to take over a british satellite broadcast company. jeffrey kofman has the latest now from london. >> reporter: rupert murdock rushed to london to rescue the $33 billion media empire he has spent his life building. as he arrived he was reading the last issue of "the news of the world," the paper that began his overseas expansion 42 years ago. the best-selling tabloid was on the newsstands here for the last time. >> if you've done wrong you face the consequences. >> reporter: the paper brought down by criminal excesses of its reporters in search of sensational stories. in the eyes of many it was brought down by management that still refuses to acknowledge its own role. that is rebecca brooks. who dined with murdock. she was editor while many of the crimes were committed. 270 people lost their jobs this weekend. she stays. but murdock may lose a huge business deal. his plan to take 100% control of britain's b sky b satellite network. th
. in virginia, a look and 95 traffic. the headlights are out of springfield. everything is open between britain and baltimore. back to you. >> thank you. >>> for decades happy meals have been a staple in many children's diets. now mcdonnell's is making some changes to the happy meal in an effort to make it healthier. caroline has details. >> hamburger, soft drink, and french fries. >> they are the ingredients of happy meals. ronald mcdonald and his app e- mail -- and his happy meal makes children happy. >> i like that comes with french fries. >> concerns about south could obesity are getting bigger and a happy meal is getting smaller. >> i have always said one of the problem we have is the portions are much bigger than they used to be. >> she is thrilled that the happy meal will come with only half the amount of french fries and will always come with apple's. >> apples. >> the change comes after a critics pointed out that not one thappy meal combination met nutritional standards. the new one as 15% less sodium and 20% less saturated fat. >> i still think it's a lot of calories for the portion.
and killing protesters. >>> the phone hacking scandal that closed one of the oldest newspapers in britain continues to balk at country. there was a stunning arrest on sunday columbine a resignation. now that report. >> rebekah brooks was rupert murdoch's protege and he considered her his other daughter. on sunday she went to scotland yard to answer questions about the cell phone hacking scandal that occurred when she was editor of the "news of the world." she was arrested. she has maintained all along she knew nothing of the alleged illegal activity by her reporters that they hacked into telephones of 4000 people. >> there's no way a reporter can come in with the kind of salacious stories that the paper was running without an editor saying how did you get the story? >> later in the day another bombshell, the head of scotland yard resigned. he said that he had no involvement in his fourth's failure to investigate alleged criminal acts by the journalists, or the alleged bribery of police officers by reporters. >> i have no knowledge of the extent of this dreadful practice. >> on tuesday rup
.org and tell washington: don't weaken the clean air act. >>> britain is celebrating its second royal wedding of the season. prince william and kate middleton will attend the wedding. do not expect a bid to do like the royal wedding. just a simple private ceremony. >> with a prince attending. >> that is just a minor thing. >> it is going to be hot tomorrow. in july the heat and [ child's voice ] ooh, that looks good. [ child's voice ] can i have some? [ child's voice ] you guys should rock paper, scissors for it. one-two-three-shoot. one-two-three-shoot. i win! oh, man. [ muffled ] congratulations. [ male announcer ] get your own subway® bbq pulled pork sub. slow-cooked pork with bold barbecue sauce. hi, we're looking to save some money on our car insurance. great! at progressive, you can compare rates side by side so you get the same coverage often for less. wow! that is huge! [ disco playing ] and this is to remind you that you could save hundreds! yeah, that'll certainly stick with me. we'll take it. go, big money! i mean, go. it's your break, honey. same c merag
" in the u.s. >> did the scandal take on the life of its own outside britain then people may watch fox stations less, may read newspapers less often that could have more losting repercussion. >> another former editor is rebecca brooks now murdoch's chief executive in britain. she still has her job despite calls for dismissal. and an address that fired employees that came by sky news, she said the paper had to be killed quickly. >> eventually it will come out why things went wrong and that will be another very difficult moment. >> proceeds from the final issue which is set to be one of the biggest sellers ever will to go charity. top u.k. lawmakers are talking about holding a government inquiry. still to come right here on abc 7 news, roller coaster tragedy, a gulf war veteran dies after following out of roller coaster ride, investigation underway. hines ward arrested why the player is facing charges tonight. and royal victory, prince william leads his team to a win in a charity polo match. what else the royal couple is up to tonight after this break. ♪ [ woman ] sam begged and pleade
children were found yesterday. cause of the crash is under investigation. >>> the final copy of britain's biggest tabloid hit newsstands on the weekend. inside the last addition, the news of the world issued a four-page apology. rupert murdoch's style to deal with the crisis. another of his properties, the sunday times reports more arrests are expected over the phone hacking scandal that brought down the news of the world paper. >> >>> nasa is worried a piece of space junk will come dangerously close to villa gladys and the space station. it's expected to come close on tuesday. that's when astronauts will conduct a spacewalk. on sunday and the atlantis docked at the international space station and they will unload 7,000 pounds of equipment and supplies for the station. >>> we have a warning about its base camp targeting facebook users. >> and the european music service is coming to the u.s. >> a warning for facebook users. there are new scams on the social network. a video of casey anthony confessing to her attorney. and a second offer as applications for facebook's new video chat. the
apartment. >> why is britain banning this makeup add? >> and other big a redskins fan. >> we need to put down a lot of things. hot dogs would be one of them. >> a medical debate is on over whether hot dogs or cigarettes or worse for your help. -- health. >>> which is worse for you? hot dogs or cigarettes? >> it is a debate sparked by a group of doctors. they say you might want to rethink your milk choice at the next baseball game. >> when it boils down to hot dogs and cigarettes, neither one is better. a hot dog and day habit, a smoking habit is all the same when it comes to harming your health. the hot dog, line them up, they almost a bad to be smothered in chilly. >> -- chili. >> it is so good. >> what is the love affair of hot dogs? a group of doctors warn that even the processed meat is the risky -- is as risky as smoking a cigarette. >> there is no safe amount to consume. >> she points to data from the american cancer institute. it increases your risk of colorectal cancer by 21%. she says the d.c. area has the highest rated gas and collector of cancer in the country. is that enough
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. >>> two ads will not be seeing certain ads in britain because they are misleading. the airbrushed images exaggerated the results of using those make up products. >>> more signs of the economic slowdown. >>> a summer slowdown, a survey by the federal reserve fines that economic growth slowed this summer in eight of its 12 districts. the fed plans high unemployment, we come sales, and a slowdown in manufacturing. the government stopped collecting taxes on airline tickets but most airlines have not lowered ticket prices. the irs wants the airlines to issue refunds that the airlines say they sent the money to the government and the irs to pay. working moms should not feel guilty. their employment often improves chances their kids will be well adjusted especially with girls. the weak economy is taking a bite out of the tooth fairy. kids are now fighting an average of 40 cents less per tooth down from $3 to $2.60. >> that is tough when the tooth fairy is holding back. >> times are tough with the weather. >>> the heat and humidity will make a comeback tomorrow. today is not so great but tomorro
's still unclear whether his attorney will seek an insanity defense. >>> britain's best-telling tabloid is accused of sinking to a new low. it's at the center of a growing phone hacking scandal whose targets allegedly include murder victims, terror victims, celebrities and politicians. abc's jeffrey kofman has the latest from london. >> reporter: just how low would they go? that's the question being asked about a scan toll at britain's biggggt newspaper, the racy tabloid "news of the world." the paper has admitted hacking the phones of celebrities but it is now accused of hacking the cell phone of missing 13-year-old millie doweler in 2002, deleting messages and giving her parents and police false hopes that the girl was still alive. when london was hit with terrorist bombs in the 2005 that killed 52 people, the "news of the world" allegedly hacked the phones of victims and their families in pursuit of yet more exclusives. >>>>t's a violation, isn't it. i still don't know what i think about it. other than, i'm really angry. >> reporter: the paper is the profitable flagship of media mogu
of britain's oldest papers is shutting down. >>> the historic shuttle program set to end today. "atlantis" by the numbers. >>> good friday morning. people in grand rapids, michigan, are trying to make sense of a tragedy this morning. a gunman is accused of seven people including his own children. >> it ended when the suspect lled himself. john hendren has more details. >> reporter: good morning. after several shootings police had hope the standoff without another death. the gunman went from talking surrender to asking polole to shoot him. in the end he shot himself. the deadly shooting rampage, a police standoff and a high speed chase put a city on edge. seven people were shot and killed. then the suspect got himself in the middle of a tragic drama in grand rapids. >> our negotiators were talking to him, trying to give him instructions as to how he could go about turning himself in and surrender. but we heard a gunshot and turned out to be self-inflicted. >> reporter: roderick shonte dantzler led police on a high-speed chase. four were found dead in one home. three were killed in another
. paganism has just been given the status of religion in britain. it's growing. some say there's a quarter of a million follower. so many that british police issued guidelines for officers should they stumpble upon something like this. >> some ceremonies inclaude a blindfolded naked participant whose hands may be bound. this is in accordance with ritual and has the full consent of the papaicipant. does that happen? >> that relates to one particular ritual which you could find in some groups. it's an initiation rite is what it is. they're going through a death into a rebirth. >> reporter: simon was reborn 11 years ago. his wife used to be involved too. but they've got a kid now and sometimes it's hard to find a sitter. this is a large, large part of your life. >> yes. >> i ask that i may receive the blessing of the element of water. >> reporter: okay so what is paganism? well, it's prechristianan basically, it's the worship of the land, animals, spirits and ancient gods. >> more and more people are getting involved in it. >> reporter: why? >> i think because it gives them something back whi
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'll be britain's business ambassadors. they did some of that during their visit to los angeles. they'll continue t ts more. another trip is already in the works. >>> and harry potter keeps working its magic. after taking nearly half worldwide that weekend. the final harry potter film took in $169 million domestically. the best opening weekend ever. in second, another sequel, transformers with 21 million and horrible bosses was third, with $13 million. i want to see horrible bosses. i have no stories that relate. i love my bosses. >> we'll tape that for proer thety. >>> what is casey anthony's next move? will she tell all for million dollars. >>> plus a news anchor nightmare. you'll see what happened when the wrong guest was put on live tv. mine was earned over the south pacific in 1943. vietnam, 1967. i got mine in iraq, 2003. u.s.a.a. auto insurance is often handed down from generation to generation, because it offers a superior level of protection and because u.s.a.a.'s commitment to serve the military, veterans, and their families is without equal. begin your legacy. get an auto insurance quo
:00. >> the phone hacking scandal that shut down one of britain's oldest newspapers continues to rock that country. there was another stunning arrest followed by an equally stunning resignation. all of this brings the scandal closer to rupert murdoch. >> rebekah brooks was rupert murdoch's protege and some say he considered her his daughter. she went to scotland yard to talk about the phone hacking scandal under her tenure as editor of "news of the world." to her surprise, she was arrested. all along she has said she did not know what was being done by her reporters. >> there is no way a reporter can come in with the kind of salacious stories "news of the world cocoa was running without an editor saying "who was your source?" >> de head of scotland yard resigned. he said he had no role in the failure to investigate, nor the alleged bribery of police officers. >> i have no knowledge of the extent of this practice. >> tuesday rupert murdoch and his son james are scheduled to appear before the british house of commons. the british world watches as the scandal threatens murdoch's media empire, which i
. >>> the final copy of britain oppose the biggest tabloid hit the newsstands on the weekend. incited last addition, the "news of the world issued a full-page apology. the paper's owner robert rorschach is in london trying to deal with the crisis surrounding the $33 billion media empire. no rest are expected over the phone hacking scandal that brought down the news of the world. >>> the death toll in russia has climbed to 41 people after an overcrowded progress sank in the river. eight people are still missing. the cruise ship was carrying 208 people when it down a mountain -- when it went down two miles offshore. it was only license to carry 120 people. 80 survivors were pulled from the water by rescuers. the boat was having engine trouble and it sat out on the excursion. >>> it turns out the u.s. is spending $800 million in aid to pakistan. the white house team of staff says the u.s. will stop funding pakistan's military until the two countries can patch up their relationship. u.s. officials say pakistan has not lived up to pledges to uproot and disband taliban militia. tensions between
into whether britain needs tougher media regulation. >>> he puts contestants on the spot and now a popular game show host is nursing wounds after catching a burglar in the act. t.j. winnick explains. >> game show host alex trebek explained his harrowing ordeal in a san francisco hotel in typical jeopardy fashion. >> at 2:30 yesterday morning chasing a burglar down the hall at my san francisco hotel -- >> the 71-year-old toasted the the national geographic world headquarterchampionship at google headquarters. on tuesday morning he and his wife were awakened by an intruder in their hotel room. a 56-year-old burglar with a long rap sheet. he tasted the woman down the hallway until his heel gave way. >> a snapping sound. i played sports all my life. >> he gave police a description and she was arrested a short time later. >> the suspect was apprehended by security in the hotel and they recovered some of the stolen items except for the cash near an ice machine. >> alex trebek got his wallet and a cell phone back. but a piece of jewelry is still missing. >> regards most everything back except for the
it was happening here. i do not know. >> it is huge in britain. >> it could bring down the cameron government at some point. separately, it will undermine all the hard things he is trying to do, will undermine that seriously. >> i heard him in parliament, and part of his defense was that this was going on 10 years before he showed up >> peter king, chairman of the -- republican chairman of the house homeland security committee has asked the fbi to investigate because there is concerned there might have been the same kind of practice against 9/11 victims many of whom work peter king's constituents. if that were to happen in united states, as leader michelle -- michele bachmann wowould say, it takes a lot of chutzpah. >> i think jay rockefeller is a serious person, and peter king is a serious person. the fact that peter king, who is really sort of the self affirmed and designated advoce for all the 9/11 family's and survivors the fact that he has gone as a republican and a leadi republan on this takes out the partisanship that had gone after fox news and rupert murdoch. a strange quirk in this
can trace back to may 8th, 1945, when the guns fell silent across europe. britain, the victor, was exhausted by war. west germany, the vanquished, rose again, phoenix like, terminator like. and, in the 1960s, with the advent of cheap vacation packages to sunny spain, the two sides met again. they met pool side. battle recommenced over the seemingly innocuous lounge chair. >> the germans were getting up very early in the morning, 6:00 sometimes, prebreakfast, laying down their towels, reserving territory. >> reporter: now, 40 years later, look closely. they aren't all germans claiming territory. ust me, i can spot them from a distance. there are brits there, too. these days, brits returning from a night of drinking, dancing and ill considered coupling, will reserve their morning lounge chairs before they even stumble into bed. there's talk of brits sneering german towels with honey to attract insects. a brit sued his travel agent because his hotel was full of germans. he won $1,000 compensation. >> we've become more german than the german. >> reporter: but now, for the brits, t
will the >>> the fallout from the phone hacking scandal is widening. now two top police officers in britain have resigned. the chief of scotland yard's stepped down last night. then this morning the assistant commissioner resigned. this comes hours after a former news of the world" editor rebekah brooks was arrested and questioned about the alleged criminal activity. >> the detectives normally work monday through friday. it's unusual for someone be working on a sunday. there could be exceptions. >> prime minister david cameron has called for an emergency session of parliament. he will address lawmakers on wednesday and are looking into possible corruption in the police department. >>> casey anthony is free. her whereabouts unknown. she left an orlando jail early yesterday morning. abc news learned the crop tra plane that left the airport is registered to an attorney. her parents are not even sure where she is. >> she walked out with $500. she does not have a bank account or place to live. if she is relying on other people. we want to make sure that she is safe. >> she is received death threats since been
chance to win an emmy for their current roles. connie britain and kyle chandler earned lead actor nods in a drama for "friday night lights" which was canceled. steve carell, who's leaving the starring role in "the office," was nominated for best actor in a comedy. the awawd ceremony will be held on september 18th in los angeles with "glee's" jane lynch hosting. karen travers, a a news. >> would you say you're a true "mad men" fan? >> i am, as a matter of fact. you can almost call me a don draper wannabe. >> you've got the look, i can see it. there you are. >> check it out. i really should have worn my fedora, what was i thinking? i love the pocket scarves coming back now.
investigation. the final copy of britain's biggest tabloid hit newsstands over the weekend. inside the last edition, "the news of the world" issued a full-page apology. the paper's owner rupert murdoch, is now in london to deal with the crisis surrounding his media empire. another of murdoch's properties "the sunday times," reports more arrests are expected over the phone hacking scandal that brought down the "news of the world." >> new this morning, the beckhams are spicing up their lives with a new baby. former spice girl, victoria beckham, gave birth to a baby girl in los angeles yesterday. her name, harper seven beckham and she weighed in at seven pounds, 10 ounces. both mom and baby are happy and healthy. soccer star david beckham and his wife also have three sons, brooklyn, romeo, and cruz. >> turning now to another well-known british couple, prince william and kate middleton are back in britain after their north american tour. >> how was your first trip to the u.s.? >> enjoyed it, thank you very much. >> after spending nine days in canada, the
arrest. one of britain's top cops also resigned. abc's jeffrey kofman reports from london. >> reporter: the scandal that shuttered one of britain's oldest newspapers is nothing less than an earthquake. shaking this country to the core. the casualties just keep mounting. the latest? the head of scotland yard. sir paul stevenson resigned. he insisted he had no involvement in his force's failure to investigate widespread alleged criminal acts by murdock's journalists. nor the alleged bribery of police officers by reporters. >> i had no knowledge of the extent of this disgraceful practice. or indeed to the extent of it. and the repugnant nature of the selection of victims that is now emerging. >> reporter: and there is more. rebekah brooks, just days ago she was at the apex of power running rupert murdock's british operations. it is said he considered her his other daughter. on friday, she resigned from the company. she wawaarrereed. the tenth arrest since this scandal erupted two weeks ago. brooks was editor of "the news of the world" from 2000 to 2003, when much of the alleged criminal a
charlene. >>> and good morning, everyone. happy friday and what a crazy scene in great britain. >> oh, my goodness. >> oldest newspaper closed. former editor moments ago arrested. this guy was an aide to the british prime minister and had to address this. other arrests coming for people in the media empire of rupert murdoch, the owner of fox news. >> all because there are allegations the newspaper was hacking into cell phones and an e-mail account of people and not celebrities but victims of murder. >> war widows from afghanistan and iraq. an incredible story. >> incredible to watch. >>> more of diane sawyer's amazing interview of jaycee dugard. what a remarkable and resilient young woman she is and you're going to see more and hear from her. >> the strength and serenity she displays in the interview is incredible. >>> more on casey anthony. we learned her sentence was extended by four more days. the latest on that and the latest on these emergency negotiations in washington to try to prevent the united states going into default. the president called them into a rare session and the chang
new moon ritual. paganism has just been given the status of a religion in britain. and it's growing. some say there are 250,000 followers. so many that british police have issued guidelines for officers should they stumble upon something like this. >> some ceremonies include a blindfolded, naked participant whose hands may be bound. this is in accordance with ritual and has the full consent of the participant. >> reporter: does that happen? >> that relates to one particular ritual which you could find in some groups. it's an initiation rite is what it is. they're going through a death and a rebirth. >> reporter: simon was reborn 11 years ago. his wife used to be involved too. but they've got a kid now and sometimes it's hard to find a sitter. this is a large, large part of your life. >> yes. >> i ask that i may receive the blessing of the element of water. >> reporter: okay, so what is paganism? well, it's pre-christian, and basically, it's the worship of the land, animals, spirits and ancient gods. >> there's more and more people getting more involved. >> why?? >> i think it's beca
in the london terror bombings that happenedbout six years ago may have had their phones hacked by a britain tabloid. the latest escalation in a growing scandal over phone hackings by "news of the world." >> the london police confirmed some of its officers may have gotten cash from the paper in exchange for confidential information. >>> three former pta moms from los angeles have been arrested after duping fellow parents into investing $14 million in a phony business. the alleged ponzi scheme lasted more than two years during which that time they spent about 3 million -- the three spent millions on vacation, cars and also gambling trips before an irate investor alerted authorities. the women are now being held on multiple felony charges. >>> attorneys name more than a dozen high-profile witnesses to be called in the perjury trial of roger clemens beginning later today. he is accused of lying to congress about taking performance-enhancing drugs. >>> staying with sports this morning, here's don bell at espn news with last night's highlights. >>> hey there, i'm don bell with your espn news upda
because of cancer. britain's foreign secretary says that medical advice was pretty much worthless. >>> another international incident on our own soil. turns out the u.s. was recently invaded by mexican soldiers. more than 30 members of the mexican army crossed the border in humvees and started crossing a bridge over the rio grandee river and couldn't turn around without entering the u.s. processed by authorities and sent home. no harm done. >> now, a look at the morning's weather from around the country. some isolated tornadoes. 80-mile-an-hour winds and hail from rapid city and omaha to des moines, chicago and detroit. heavy monsoon storms in the desert southwest in albuquerque to denver and scattered showers and storms around houston, new orleans, memphis an atlanta. >> 90 from miami to baltimore and 84 here in new york. dallas heats up to 100 degrees. 96 in kansas city. 88 in minneapolis. a mild 73 in seattle. 87 in salt lake city. 106 in phoenix. >>> and coming up after the break, telltail sign of the times. even the tooth fairy is feeling the crunch. >> "jeopardy's" alex treb
the shocking casey anthony verdict. >>> did one of britain's most scandalous tabloids go too far? ♪ i may be mud, but i have standards. mops? please. some of them have bacteria. ♪ and they try to pick me up? ew. i'm really hard to get. uh! ♪ what about love?! [ male announcer ] swiffer attracts dirt. used mops can grow bacteria. swiffer wetjet's antibacterial solution eliminates 99.9% of bacteria that mops can spread around. i like your pad! [ male announcer ] swiffer cleans better than a mop or your money back. >>> the desert southwest is in for another soaker as yet another round of monsoon rains swamp several states. >>> late afternoon storm battered the las vegas area washing out at least one road and the downpours also triggered flash flood warnings in and around the city. >> speaking of that, as this commute gets under way, expect flash flooding on i-10 from l.a. to el paso. from san bernardino to albuquerque. wetten i-70 from denver to kansas city and i-80 from cheyenne to omaha. >> if you're taking to the air, airport delays are possible in atlanta, kansas city, denver, salt l
, thank you. >>> meantime, to the political fire storm playing out overseas tonight. britain's prime minister today, the latest to take a very public lashing as the scandal that's rocked billionaire rupert murdoch heightens. today, lawmakers sounded off about it and loudly. abc's jeffrey kofman is in london. >> reporter: the british, they are so polite. except when it comes to polit politics. >> the reply that he send -- >> reporter: that's david cameron, the british prime minister. >> you know -- >> reporter: today, facing 138 withering questions from the opposition. >> he just doesn't get it. >> reporter: no american president gets subjected to a verbal pounding like this. >> he should apologize for the catastrophic era of judgment he made. >> reporter: the issue? is cameron too close to murdoch? >> it shows my staff behaved entirely properly. >> reporter: they call this a debate. >> order! >> reporter: but to the speaker of the house, it is, well, childish. >> calm themselves, keep on an even keel. it's better for their health and for the house. >> reporter: this scandal may not s
of britain's b-sky-b satellite network this ask scandal has highlight what people consider a monopoly. 40% of the papers told in this country are ownedy murdoch companies. his holdings stretch around the world. in the u.s., he owns two of the most influential newspapers, book pubbishing, avatar, his, 20th century fox. fox news and fox. owner of "thee simpsons." >> all right, break it up, boys. >> suppose you don't like tabloid newspapers, either. >> reporter: news corporation is headquartered in new york. his challenge now is to keep the taint that's poisoned his british holdings from infecting his holdings around the world. jeffrey kofman, abc news, london. >> we're going to turn now to the brits making headlines here. prince william and his new wife kate. they are on their way back to london tonight after a weekend in california. they are now cleaning up the royal red carpet. bob woodruff followed them every step of the way. great to see you again, bob. >> reporter: you, too, david. they have been very busy, but this time, i have to say, a little bit more humor and some surprises. on th
. the murdochs had the ear of britain's prime minister. in 15 months david cameron had 26 meetings with murdoch executives more than twice he's had with any other news organization. >> the view of every prime ministereror the last 30 years is that no one can get elected without the blessing of the patriarch. >> reporter: news corporation's shares have tumbled. if they face criminal charges it could be forced to unload some of its most lucrative holdings in the u.s. including fox tv. this is really a dynasty on the brink. jeffrey kofman, abc news, london. >>> his newspapers were infiltrated by hackers last night. visitors were directed to a story claiming that murdoch had been found dead in the garden of his home after taking poison. the hacking group had promised to quit its illegal activities three weeks ago. >>> lawmakers in the house are expected to vote on a tea party-backed plank to address the nation's debt c csis and president obama said he would veto the deal if it passes. he is against it because it calls for deep medicare and social security cuts. still the president says the two side
. no screen on the windows and the window was open. he's going to find that rodent. >>> britain's royals are resting after an action-packed day on prince edward island. >> prince william and his wife kate competed against each other in a race. for awhile it looked like kate's team would win but in the interthe victory wepdz to will's team and kate managed to send off baby buzz saying "yes, i hope to" when someone in the crowd asked if she wanted to start a family. that's probably the right response. >> the characteristic way. we're used to that. >>> a first from the tour de france. won on the fourth of july. >> it was the first time tyler ferrar had won a stage of it. he dedicated the win to a close friend who died in a bicycle crash two months ago. >>> a look at the rest of the nation's sports highlights from the fourth of july. here'sole wright at espn news. >> cole wright with your update. a strained calf muscle sent jeter to the dl and his quest for 3,000 hits brought him back. in his first debut monday, slow dribble down the third baseline, couldn't come up with it. he would reach o
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